IFA’s 52nd Legal Symposium

Dawn Newton, franchise and distribution law specialist, will be co-presenting a program called “The Distribution of Legal Cannabis – Impact and Opportunities for Franchising” at the IFA’s 52nd Legal Symposium in Washington D.C. on May 6-7, 2019.

In several U.S. states and in all of Canada the sale and distribution of medical and/or recreational cannabis has been legalized. This workshop will address:

  • What type of Cannabis use and distribution is legal and where in the US and Canada?
  • What is the current state of the business climate and market…a new “Gold Rush”?
  • What is the role for franchising in the distribution of Cannabis?
  • What unique issues arise in a Cannabis business, including production, licensing, distribution, banking, tax, packaging and labeling, advertising and marketing and trademark protection, branding and licensing.
  • What is the near and long term future hold in regard to legalization? What pitfalls await?

Moderator: Frank Robinson, Partner, Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
Speakers: Dave Koch, Managing Partner, Plave Koch PLC; Dawn Newton, Partner, Donahue Fitzgerald LLP


Additional Speakers

Dave Koch
Managing Partner
Plave Koch PLC

Frank Robinson
Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP

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